LDX C82 Compact Elite
Switchable 1080i/1080PsF/720p Advanced Imaging Compact Camera with Optional HDR

The LDX C82 Compact Elite is a revolutionary switchable format (1080i, 1080PsF and 720p) live production compact camera workhorse — based on the revolutionary LDX 82 Series of cameras — built for business flexibility and operational excellence, with superior imaging, processing and performance. With the LDX C82 Compact Elite, you can upgrade, when needed, to the LDX C82 Compact WorldCam adding 3G production formats for acquisition.


LDX Compact Première (can be upgraded to LDX C82 Compact Elite*)

LDX Compact Elite (can be upgraded to LDX C82 Compact WorldCam)

LDX Compact WorldCam (available as a software upgrade license only)


Next-generation Xensium-FT

Sensitivity @ 2000 lux

F12 typical (all 50 Hz modes) / F11 typical (all 59.94 Hz modes)

S/N ratio

60 dB (typical)

Increased sensitivity

Improved digital noise reduction

TrueTexture: texture is preserved throughout all processing parameters

Switchable video formats: 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94



Switchable video formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94



Switchable video formats: 1080p50/59.94 (3G), 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94



Optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i outputs


Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increased lighting requirement



Suitability for 3D productions

Support of BT.2020 wide color gamut

Native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG




ArtTouch: smart coupling of video control functions

Perfect picture matching across the complete LDX Series as well as the LDK installed base

Camera head with easy access to control buttons, including the new PickMe button

CLASS: advanced electronic lens error correction

Standard secondary color corrector (two-color)



Advanced secondary color corrector (up to six sets for color hue, saturation and luminance adjustment)


Compatible with C2IP control systems

Second motorized optical filter wheel with 4P-star and soft focus

Dynamic aperture correction

Dynamic contour equalizer

Power curve gamma control


Depth of field indicator


* Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade more than one level (e.g., LDX C82 Compact Première to LDX C82 Compact WorldCam), on a perpetual or 7-day term basis. 

The B.O.W.L. (bunch of weekly licenses) licensing option allows users to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them as needed.


Power: Approx. 30W (typical, depends on operational mode)

Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)

Water protection: Compliant to IPX0

Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.)

Dimensions (approx.): 

  • Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.)
  • Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.)
  • Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.)


Pick-up device: 3 x 2/3" Xensium-FT CMOS

Picture elements: 1920x1080

Smear: no vertical smear

Shutter: no mechanical shutter

Optical system: F1.4 prism

Lens mount: 2/3" Bayonet type

Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels

Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND

Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, soft focus

Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous auto white

Exposure: electronic exposure down to 1/1000 sec

Video Modes

LDX C82 Compact Elite switchable formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94)
  • F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 modes

Digital resolution: Floating point A/D conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit processing in RGB

Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines

Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain


Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose (front)

Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male Hirose (front) 

USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service

HDMI: viewing

Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control

Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data: D-connector – 15-pin

HD-SDI main output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

HD-SDI viewing output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level 

Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC)

Control Buttons and LED Indications

  • PickMe
  • Menu control: menu select,rotary control
  • Color bar button
  • Info button
  • Filter wheel selection
  • Standard file recall
  • 2 user assignable buttons
  • 2 digit display: Power on, camera number
  • Tally LEDs: On Air; ISO; Call


LDX C82 Compact Première is upgradable to LDX C82 Compact Elite.

Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

LDX C82 Compact Elite is upgradable to LDX C82 Compact WorldCam.

For the LDX C82 Compact Elite and LDX Compact C82 WorldCam, a perpetual GV-eLicense for 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 outputs in 1080i is available.

Camera Heads

LDX C82 Elite

LDX Compact camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p and PsF formats

Camera Control

MCP 450

C2IP camera control system master control PC

OCP 400

C2IP camera control system control panel with joystick


Perpetual license: Perpetual upgrade to the next camera in the range

HDR perpetual license: Perpetual license for the addition of true 15 F-stop HDR operation in all single speed formats for all LDX C82 Compact Series camera heads is available. (7-day HDR licenses are not available.)

7-day term license: 7-day (weekly) term upgrade to the next camera in the rangeThe unique GV-eLicense program from Grass Valley offers users the ultimate flexibility to initially invest in a camera that offers a minimum feature set and upgrade to a more advanced feature set when needed. It is a future-proof concept which helps to secure the investment in new technology and shifts CAPEX to OPEX.

Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade cameras by more than one level (e.g., LDX C82 Compact Première to LDX C82 Compact WorldCam). Multiple 7-day term licenses may be purchased for extended 7-day term upgrades. The B.O.W.L. licensing system provides a way to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them whenever needed without having to place individual orders. No credit is given for the purchase of 7-day term licenses towards the purchase of a perpetual license.

LDX 2017 Cameras Catalog Datasheet

LDX 86N Series (Fully Native HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86N Series delivers native HD, 3G and 4K images for the highest possible resolution and image clarity. The LDX 86N Series lets you grow into the formats you need tomorrow while buying only what you need today. With a daily, weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path, you can move from any single speed HD/3G format to 4K — from 3X HD speed to 6X HD/3X 3G speed — and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate. Optional high dynamic range (HDR) for single-speed operation is available via a perpetual GV-eLicense.

LDX 86 Series High Sensitive (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, especially when light sensitivity is of prime importance. Acquiring in native 1920x1080, the LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe cameras use a unique closed-system process for 3840x2160 UHD where all of the processing takes place within the camera system. This delivers a 4K image with the highest light sensitivity available in any system camera, with images almost indistinguishable from native 4K acquisition in most applications.

LDX C86 Compact HiSpeed 3X HD/3G) and LDX C86 Compact XtremeSpeed 6X (HD) Cameras

XThe world's first self-contained high-speed cameras in a small form factor for space-constrained applications. As an extension to the LDX range of cameras, they produce the same level of quality from angles and in areas where high-speed cameras with a compact form factor are required.

LDX 82 Series (HD/3G with optional HDR)

A unique line of advanced imaging cameras built around Xensium-FT CMOS imagers. These cameras have the highest sensitivity and image performance across different video formats, while offering a new level of business flexibility by using one hardware platform with a flexible GV-eLicense software upgrade implementation.

With the addition of BT.2020 wide color gamut support and optional HDR support, these cameras provide an outstanding solution for all HD/3G applications.

LDX C80 Compact Series (HD/3G)

An extension to the LDX Series of cameras with an identical image performance and a comparable feature set but in a smaller mechanical package. They are the perfect companions to the LDX Series cameras and bring a new level of image performance and business flexibility for all applications where cameras with a compact form factor are required.

Posted May 12 2017 (GVB-1-0161Q-EN-DS) File Size: 7.6 MB

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